Aged just seven, Suzanne Heywood set sail with her family on a three-year voyage around the world. Three years turned into a decade, with little formal schooling and many tensions between Heywood and her parents.
It all ended in Aotearoa, with a teenage Heywood looking after her younger brother and her Dad’s business. This unusual childhood is the subject of her new memoir Wavewalker: Breaking Free
Now a successful businesswoman, Heywood’s last book was the bestselling What Does Jeremy Think? an account of the life of her late husband Jeremy Heywood, British cabinet secretary and confidant of four prime ministers.